A recent UCLA Newsroom press release centers the critical work of CNK and our director, Paul Ong, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “The way we work is that we tap into people’s passions and commitment to doing good,” said Ong.
The team at CNK is small, numbering between two and two dozen, depending on funding and how many student workers are available. Ong, who retired in 2017 but has continued as a research professor, said the research center has long sought to understand the nature of inequality, how it’s produced and reproduced over generations, and how it takes form in different sectors — housing, employment, education, health.
“We’re not working in normal times,” he said. “The crisis is unfolding in real time. We’re working during a time where decisionmakers and community leaders and other stakeholders need the data today.”
For full coverage of the press release, click here >>> UCLA provides timely research on how COVID-19 affects vulnerable communities